This charming North Carolina mountain town has world-class dining, excellent beer, and plenty of mountains, rivers, and trails to explore
Find bigger adventures (and smaller crowds) in America’s most under-the-radar national forest
From outdoor adventure to sampling local food culture, here’s how to enjoy the Green Mountain State
After suffering from anxiety and depression for years, the wellness practitioner had a profound psychedelic experience that set her on a path to healing
It took 20 years of planning to open the new 190-mile Aquarius Trail bikepacking hut system in southern Utah’s spectacular wilderness, sandwiched between Bryce and Zion national parks. Stephanie Pearson saddles up for a wild ride.
We’re celebrating the grandeur of America, from beautiful rivers, beaches, and mountains to incredible glamping outposts and wild places. Our travel experts are constantly on the road finding new adventures, and their ideas will jump-start your next unforgettable journey.
Here’s how to fill a weekend with local-favorite outdoor adventures and the top summer experiences that Vail, Colorado, has to offer
If you're hoping to see thousands of stars, planets, star clusters, meteors, the Andromeda Galaxy, and the Milky Way, we’ve got you covered at these stunning spots
Ready to explore like a mountain goat? Here are the top escapes for hikers in every region of the country, expert advice on how to scramble like a goat, and the most innovative footwear for surefooted traction in steep terrain.
Here’s a little-known secret: the Cornhusker State is full of untapped adventure
Our trails columnist has hiked thousands of miles. These are the routes at the top of his bucket list. Thrill yourself with a trip to an amazing trail this year.
Eight ways to experience all New Mexico has to offer
Club Med’s first four-season resort in Canada just might be the summer vacation your family needs
Take a tour of these two national monuments in Eastern Montana
Paddling may be the main draw of the Upper Missouri River Breaks, but it’s far from the only way to explore there
Visiting Lake Erie in Ohio? Powderhook has all the information you need to start exploring the fishery.
The 2023 World Happiness Report is out and Finland took the winning spot for the sixth time, and they want you to come visit—for free. Plus: awesome trip ideas in other happy countries.
Pack up the family, and get lost (and found) in Bermuda
The PCT traces the west coast of the U.S. over almost 2,700 miles. Our expert trail columnist reveals everything you need to know about what to pack, eat, and read, plus where to sleep and how to have the most fun on this scenic long trail.
On its way from Chicago to California, Route 66 passes some of the most spectacular adventures in the U.S. Consider this your guide to kicking up some outdoorsy fun along the historical route.
When it comes to skiing in the East, New Hampshire ski resorts have everything you could ever want in a ski vacation
Explore eastern Montana’s winter wonderland
A festival of paper and string in India bridges cultural divides
Our national park system has 424 units, but visitors pack into only a few of those. You’ll find jaw-dropping scenery, awesome adventures, and way fewer crowds in these often overlooked parks. And yes, we picked our favorite one in every single state.
Winter vacation—but make it unexpected
Havasu Falls is reopening to visitors after a three-year closure, with limited visits ahead of a full reopening next year. Now’s the time to be thinking about a permit, lodging, and getting in shape for the hike to this beautiful place on the Havasupai Reservation.
On a trek through Tanzania, a climber and photographer captures the joy of connection
How to Hike the Tour du Mont-Blanc: 3 Countries, 11 Mountain Passes, and All the Fresh-Baked Tarts You Can Eat
Starting and finishing in the storied alpine town of Chamonix, France, the TMB circles Mont Blanc. This hundred-mile trail is one of the world’s most stunning—and definitely one of its most entertaining.
Because why opt for a cookie-cutter apartment when you can spend the night in a crane, a ceramic serpent, or a yellow submarine?
Nothing is better than landing in the perfect hut for a night or two to get away from it all. These beautiful cabins are available to book all year, and you only need a moderate fitness level to reach them. Bring your kids, bring your elders, and head out for awesome wilderness access and big scenic payoffs.
The Havasupai Tribe closed their lands—and the iconic waterfall—to tourists amid the pandemic. Guests who had reservations from 2020 will be allowed to visit in 2023.
These mountains made out of sand should be on your travel bucket list
Securing a permit to hike in national parks or well-protected preserves can be difficult. But it’s not impossible. Here’s how to do it.
Soak in Hot Springs. Learn a New Sport. Get Some Vitamin D. These Unique Trips Will Boost Your Health and Wellness.
Whether you’re determined to embrace a healthier diet or finally ride that mountain bike you bought during the pandemic, wellness-focused getaways can help bring those good intentions to fruition. Here are awesome travel-focused ideas designed to do just that.
From beer events to wine fêtes, and pretty much everything in between, these celebrations will fill your cup (and plate)
Famous for its rowdy buccaneer history that lives on today, Key West also offers plenty of outdoor adventures and chances to disconnect
Celebrating everything from desert biking and alt-rock to bouldering and oyster-eating, these are some of the best outdoor festivals across the country in 2023
Explore Marathon’s beaches and coral barrier reefs, and meet the locals working to protect them
Time spent outside and human-powered fun are what this region of the Florida Keys is all about
On the water or underwater, Key Largo makes it easy to set your watch to island time and settle into vacation mode
Ready to disconnect from the world? Visit Islamorada, Florida.
Forty years ago, Belkin founder Chet Pipkin changed the computer industry by making the cables that made machines work together. Now, with the Desolation Hotel in South Lake Tahoe, he wants to change how we vacation in the woods.
Set your clock to island time, and unplug in the Florida Keys
The stresses of everyday life give way to island vibes when you venture to the Village of Islands in the Florida Keys
Winter opens up endless adventure opportunities. And there’s no time to hibernate, because it’ll be gone before you know it. Here are 13 unique and fun trips, from backcountry lodges to fat biking to the world's longest ice skating path.
Café Huskies in Svalbard sells coffee, baked goods, and local art—all while local dogs roam the shop
Land Rover Defender enthusiasts from across the nation came together for a weekend of fun events, live music, and, of course, off-roading
As park managers focus on accessibility, burly all-terrain chairs are allowing users to get off the grid in our most beautiful places
Biden commits to protecting 450,000 acres in Nevada known as Avi Kwa Ame, sacred to Indigenous inhabitants. The designation would preserve Native culture, rare birds, dark skies, and endless outdoor adventure for generations.
Florence, a world champion, grew up exploring this Hawaiian Island. Here are his favorite off-the-radar places to surf, hike, sail, and chill on empty beaches.
Maine has it all: friendly (and uncrowded) ski resorts, trails for everyone, cozy lodging, unique events, and more
Healthy living as seen in the Swiss Alps
From stunning alpine routes to the environments where high-altitude herbs thrive, tap into the healing power of nature in the mountains of Switzerland
From crabbing and surfing the iconic coast to hiking and biking the redwood-covered hills, the San Francisco Bay Area enclave of Marin County is an awesome destination for recreationists and foodies year-round. Here’s how to do it right.
Happiness experts say that it's better to receive an experience than something material. So we rounded up the trips we're dreaming of taking to gift your loved ones this holiday season.
From tropical beaches to wildlife-watching outposts, we’ve rounded up the perfect campsites to escape the cold-weather blues
From Red Rock to Acadia, and Asheville to Maui, these climbing destination are unforgettable stocking stuffers
Hiking and living in a vibrant city are no longer mutually exclusive. From Los Angeles to Atlanta, you don’t have to leave the city to get dirty on these nearby trails.
In less than 800 miles, the Arizona Trail offers a steady string of stunning landscapes, uncanny animals, and changing circumstances. If your time is limited, it’s the national scenic trail to try.
We tapped an industry professional to find out
See where your favorite resort landed in the 2023 Ski Magazine reader survey
A longtime resident of the Southwest shares her favorite ways to see this region’s geological wonders, surreal sunsets, and wide-open spaces
Land Rover’s adventure weekend in New York’s Hudson Valley celebrates the winners of the 2022 Defender Service Awards
The results are in from the 2023 Ski Magazine reader survey! Did your favorite East Coast ski area make the list?
There’s nothing better than a cold drink with friends after a long hike. From a classic western brewery in Colorado to a mountain tavern in North Carolina, toast your accomplishment at one of these trailside drinking establishments across the country.
How to prepare, what to learn, and where to drive in Utah’s greatest four-wheeling playground
These tips from a local will loop you into everything you need to know for the perfect Whistler Blackcomb experience
Swimming over dead bodies, haunted shipwrecks, and a mysterious floating stump
The Aspen Ski Company has some new runs to name, and wants to hear from you. Suggested categories are Greek mythology, local lights, and more. Hades Glades, anyone?
A former hiking guide reveals his favorite trails in and near Yosemite National Park, with views of enormous waterfalls, El Capitan, and wildlife
Oh, to have disposable income
These skier-friendly hotels come with amenities like boot-drying rooms, meet-and-greets with ski patrol dogs, and in-house gear shops.
We asked Andrew Collins, author of the new book ‘Ultimate Road Trips: USA and Canada,’ to reveal his favorite fall road trips. From underrated national parks in Utah to classic leaf peeping in New England, here’s his intel on where to go and what to do.
Traveling this summer was chaotic and expensive. Fall trips don't have to be that way with this advice on how to save and where to go.
The festival circuit doesn't stop at the end of summer. Here are eight awesome adventure, culture, and food festivals worth traveling for.
Explore epic canyons, breathtaking sunsets, iconic history, and so much more
Outside visits every state in the U.S. to find the best parks—national or state—in every region. What park made the cut in your state?
National forests are the perfect place to leaf peep—often away from the crowds. These are our top viewing spots and adventures in forests across the country.
Lighthouses across the country are crumbling amid worsening storms and dwindling funds. One promising exception is Graves Light Station, offshore from Boston, which has outlasted the Perfect Storm, among many poundings. Plus: lighthouses where you can spend the night.